Peace Village ward at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is home for about 60 children with disabilities believed to be caused by Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. United Nations states Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans." It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects like skin disease, mental illness, and deformities. Many children at Peace Village were abandoned at birth.
A child with severe hydrocephalus, or swelling of the brain, caused by a buildup of fluid in the skull. Hydrocephalus is one of common birth defects believed caused by Agent Orange.